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    SPEC'ING GREEN

    "Architects have the ability to change entire industries with the stroke of a pen. If we specify a material with low carbon dioxide emissions in its fabrication say, floor tile, carpet, gypsum board industry will respond. This is the American way. Architects are consumers; they're not always aware of the incredible power they have to change the way products are manufactured." — Ed Mazria in Metropolis Magazine.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL ELDERCARE

    The new Caritas House, an eldercare center in Moenchengladbach-Neuwerk, Germany, combines modern group-living with advanced environmental technology. Not only does the passively conditioned building require very little conventional heating energy, it provides unusually high air quality, which improves the quality of life for its residents.

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    More Environment

    City Wants to Turn Green Into Green — Chicago Sun-Times, 2005.1101

    Agreement Establishes Energy-Efficient Home Collaboration — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.1031

    Solar Power Brightens NYC Commute — Wired News, 2005.1028

    Idea for City's Water Tanks Generates Award — Chicago Sun-Times, 2005.1027

    LEED Is Broken; Let's Fix It — Grist Magazine, 2005.1026

    Davis Leans Toward Efficient Housing — California Aggie, 2005.1026

    Creating Green Interiors — AIArchitect, 2005.1024

    Wind Farm May Yield Windfall for Texans — Houston Chronicle, 2005.1023

    Sustainable Construction Projects Awarded in Latin America — Holcim Foundation press release, 2005.1021

    The Greening of China — Economist, 2005.1020

    USGBC Spearheads Hurricane Initiative — U.S Green Building Council press release, 2005.1020

    NREL to Receive R&D Awards — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.1019

    World's Largest Solar Electric Power Plant Project in 14 Years — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.1019

    Wal-Mart Opens Store with Sustainable Design — Interior Design, 2005.1019

    Green Dream of a Music Center Takes Shape at Sonoma State — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.1019

    Restoration Group Wants to Use 'Green' Heating Technology — CNews, 2005.1018

    As Energy Prices Soar, a City Finds Ways to Cut the Cost — Christian Science Monitor, 2005.1018

    Competing for Solar Power — Daily Evergreen, 2005.1018

    Solar Decathalon — AIArchitect, 2005.1017

    Building Sustainable Cities — E/ The Environmental Magazine, 2005.1014

    Building in Green — Newsweek, 2005.1003

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